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NCJ Number: 157528 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Strategies, in Particular as Related to Crimes in Urban Areas and Juvenile and Violent Criminality, Including the Question of Victims: Assessment and New Perspectives
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This background paper for the workshop on urban policy and crime prevention at the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders focuses on trends and challenges for urban security, crime prevention in cities, government mobilization and support, successful initiatives, lessons to be learned, and mechanisms for cooperation.
Abstract: Trends and challenges for urban security are the population growth in cities and the need to provide services and environments that foster healthy and productive human development. If city life is to be healthy and productive, it requires that all city institutions contribute to this goal and thus counter factors that contribute to crime and criminal behavior, particularly juvenile delinquency and violent crime. In attempting to prevent crime, cities should reduce the opportunities for crime, foster economic and social development that promotes normative legal behavior, and develop a culture and citizenship standards that reinforce positive community values and cohesiveness. Government has the responsibility of mobilizing and supporting the work of community institutions that can impact social and economic conditions. Toward this end, the workshop for which this background paper was prepared will discuss city policy and local coordination mechanisms, the role of urban management and planning in crime prevention, community-based services, and innovative practices in police departments and criminal justice systems. Some background information on these topics is provided in this paper. Mechanisms for cooperation in urban crime prevention are also discussed. 14 notes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): International cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Social conditions; Urban criminality; Violence prevention
Note: Background paper for the workshop on urban policy and crime prevention at the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Cairo, Egypt, April 29- May 8, 1995.
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